Posts Tagged ‘Google’

Bots Drive 16% of US traffic

October 14th, 2012 No comments

In a recent study it was found that bots drive 16% of the traffic in USA. It is a very nice infographic. This is not a good news for advertisers because it means their 16% of the investments is going down in drain.

We had talked about in one of our posts on how many users click on the ads on your site.

Google has been trying to prevent the bots and penalizes the sites heavily who uses bots to click on their sites and ear revenues.

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Free Class on How to Search better

September 11th, 2012 No comments

Father of modern search, Google,  is offering free classes  on how to search smarter.  I kind of agree that searching smarter is becoming key because with overload of contents, you should know what to search and how to search. Too short or a generic term may give  undesired results and too specific a term may leave out the results you wanted to see.

Here is the link to the free class . It would be taken by Dan Russell, a senior research scientist at Google.

Power searching with Google

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Adding google +1 button to your website

July 20th, 2011 No comments

Google has launched an answer to facebook like with Google +. I have not yet started seeing the effects but definitely you I am sure over a period of time, it will effect my search results.

Here are way to add google + on your site.

1. Go to your webmaster console.  i am sure if you would like to add google+ on your site you would have a  account with google webmaster.

2. Go to +1 Metrics –> search impact on your left and click on it.

3. You would find see a heading Add +1 button on right. Click on that and it will lead you to a page which code generated like

<!– Place this tag in your head or just before your close body tag –>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script>

<!– Place this tag where you want the +1 button to render –>

4. Add that code on your site. If for some reasons this does not work as it dies work with jsp and jsf sites, add this
<!– Place this tag in your head or just before your close body tag –>
<script type=”text/javascript” src=””></script>
<div data-size=”standard” data-count=”true” align=”left”></div>

Preview the page and + 1 button has been added to your  site

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Google launches Google Apps Certification program

February 28th, 2011 No comments

For those of you who are looking to make a carrer in cloud computing, here is the next step offered by google.

Google is offering the app certification program.

As on data around 3 million business are using google apps and we are one of them and it has definitely been a life saver.

From Google’s blog

Google App Certification recognizes IT professionals for demonstrated abilities to sell, deploy, develop, and support Google Apps. Available today globally, is the first of these certifications, the Google Apps Certified Deployment Specialist, which certifies IT professionals who have demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills required to migrate to, configure, and deploy google Apps

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Google launches contract for Java

February 9th, 2011 No comments

Contracts for Java is a new open source tool from Google that makes it easier to implement contracts in Java. According to Google’s announcement, this new tool is based on Modern Jass by Johannes Rieken and inspired by the programming language Eiffel. It was created by two Google engineers – David Morgan, Andreas Leitner – using their 20% time, and was expanded as part of an internship by Nhat Minh Le.

These guys are trying to solve one basic fundamental problem in software programming i.e How do you enforce the contract of any class or method ?

Contracts for Java enables you to write annotate your code with contracts in the form of preconditions, postconditions and invariants.

These contract annotations are

  • easy to write and read,
  • and checked at runtime.

Annotating code with contracts helps you:

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Check A Website For Malware With Google Safe Browsing Tool

December 3rd, 2010 No comments

If any time you had faced an attack on your site My site has been attacked , make sure you check out your website with google safe browsing tool and also verify with Norton.

Google Safe Browsing tool You would see something like this

For verifying with Norton you will have register and place a html document in root folder.

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My Site has been attacked

November 30th, 2010 No comments
site Attacked page

site Attacked page

If you see a page like this when you are trying to open up your site or some other site, it basically means that there has been some malicious contents hosted on your site or this network. Because of this malicious content , the site has been identified as attack site.

This is a pretty serious problem and if a corporate website is attacked , it could affect all the sub sites associated with this domain, causing overall outage.

In some cases, third parties can add malicious code to legitimate sites, which would cause us to show the warning message.

It could also be that the hosting provider’s servers have been affected which is affecting your site as well.

How to fix this problem ?

1. Set up a Google Webmaster Tools account to get the details of malicious content.

2. Check the directories and files of your server and look for any changed files or new content which look suspicious

3. Change your FTP  password.

4. After you have done all verification and clean up , inform google about same
How to remove the “This site may harm your computer”

How to prevent your site from getting hacked. How to repair a damaged site. Website security precautions

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Google Search Appliance and OneBoxes

November 25th, 2010 No comments

Nowadays Searching right data withing an organization is becoming very important and Google – The most popular search engine provider, is also providing this within an organization. GSA – Google Search Appliance is a product from Google , which provides fast and relevant search within intranet.
GSA like Google site, would croll all the listed intranet sites, and some known data sources like content management systems, user portals and indexes all the documents for search. It also exposes an Google search interface to end users. One can also customize the front end according to their company needs. GSA can also be configured to pull some real time data using special applications called ‘OneBoxes’ which fetch real time data during the search.
According to google :

Google OneBox for Enterprise brings the power and simplicity of search as a “fast front door” to information into the enterprise network. OneBox Modules provide secure real time access to information on the Google Search Appliance or external data sources. On, OneBox modules display specially formatted information like movies, weather and airport information. Imagine accessing critical information like your business calendar, your business contacts or even sales reports from an easy to use search interface.

Altogether Google is showing how a simple search could add value within an enterprise also.

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